Fantasy fears could become reality too soon

Brendan Ansier Column

Los Angeles, 2029. Human cyborgs rule the planet, having destroyed virtually all of humanity.

Oh, wait! That’s the opening to “Terminator 2.” Let’s try that again: A man who never has enough time for the things he wants to do is offered a unique opportunity – to have himself cloned.

No, that’s “Multiplicity.” Closer, though. Here, I got it: April 7, 2002. A rogue Italian doctor announces that one of his female patients is pregnant with the first human clone.

That’s no movie. It is, as of yet, an unconfirmed claim. In fact, most doctors are skeptical of its veracity. That’s probably just because they’ve never done it before, and they don’t think we’re quite ready for it to work.

Well, guess what. That thing the Rosilin Institute pulled off, when it made Dolly the cloned sheep, just happened to surprise the world. No one thought it would work.

But it did. And now we have a doctor who claims a woman is eight weeks pregnant with a human clone. We might want to rethink our policy of na